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Qty :. Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler — recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. Using a wide range of parody and pastiche — from Al Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust — Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today. Written during the Second World War in , the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble's most outstanding box-office successes in , and has continued to attract a succession of major actors, including Leonard Rossiter, Christopher Plummer, Antony Sher and Al Pacino.

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Qty :. Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler — recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. Using a wide range of parody and pastiche — from Al Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust — Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.

Written during the Second World War in , the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble's most outstanding box-office successes in , and has continued to attract a succession of major actors, including Leonard Rossiter, Christopher Plummer, Antony Sher and Al Pacino. This version, originally translated by George Tabori, has been revised by leading Scottish playwright Alistair Beaton.

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The Disturbing Resonance of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

It chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional s Chicago mobster , and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. Fearing persecution and blacklisted from publication and production, Brecht — who in his poetry referred to Adolf Hitler as der Anstreicher "the housepainter" [2] — left Germany in February , shortly after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg on the instigation of former Chancellor Franz von Papen. While there, c. The result was a story about "Giacomo Ui", a machine politician in Padua , a work which Brecht never completed. It was later published with his collected short stories. Brecht left Denmark in , moving first to Stockholm, and then, the next year, to Helsinki, Finland.

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